When I saw The Sprite Bag on ThinkGeek's site, I couldn't resist, especially when I saw the white version, which I thought made the brightly colored sprites stand out. I bought it on sale (it's still on sale for the holidays!), which made it an even more awesome buy, and didn't have to wait long for it to be delivered to my door.
My first thought upon opening the box was, "Wow, this is even better than I expected!" It's sturdy, as bright as the images on the website showed, and I could tell it was pretty high quality for the price I paid.
I often have an issue, because I'm fairly tall, of having a purse not hang at quite the right length. This won't be a problem with this purse. Both sides of the long strap are adjustable, and it's super easy to make it any length you want. If you don't want the long strap, it's removable.
The inside of the bag is a pink silky material, and there are two accessory pockets on one side and a zippered pocket on the other. It's pretty spacious. How spacious?
I tend to keep a lot of stuff in my bag, including a novel to read and my journal to write in. And I always need somewhere to put my trusty owlbear who holds my dice in his innards. Candy, gum, and what's not shown here, about a million receipts, my phone, and my arcade prize winnings.
You can see that all my crap fits in there, with room to spare. Smokey the Owlbear conveniently hangs on the outside from the handle ring.
The Sprite Bag measures 10 1/2" wide x 8" tall x 5" deep, and it comes in two colors, white and black. If you really like it, there are matching wallets, etc. It's the perfect accessory for any time, but really, I thought it would be awesome for those times you are dressing up a bit. Perfect for proclaiming your geekitude while wearing a little black dress.
Melanie R. Meadors is the author of fantasy stories where heroes don't always carry swords and knights in shining armor often lose to nerds who study their weaknesses. She’s been known to befriend wandering garden gnomes, do battle with metal-eating squirrels, and has been called a superhero on more than one occasion. Her fiction has appeared in Circle Magazine, Prick of the Spindle, and in the anthology Champions of Aetaltis. She studied astronomy and physics at Northern Arizona University and has published some non-fiction in the field of astronomy and library sciences. She's the co-editor of the anthology MECH: Age of Steel and editor of Hath No Fury, and she is a blogger and general b*tch monkey at The Once and Future Podcast.